0:48 – Jason introduces Peter Rojas. The two discuss Betaworks Ventures’ new 3-month program for pre-seed startups.
4:43 – Jason introduces Monique Woodard and the two discuss the current projects she’s working on.
7:23 – Privacy issues around providing DNA to companies like 23andMe, and interesting stories from the world of genomics and biotechnology.
13:41 – Discussions around what changes 5G will bring in terms of support, latency, startups, and technology.
19:44 – The plateau of the Apple iPhone ecosystem, Apple iPhone vs. Google Pixel, and synthetic reality.
23:37 – The inclusion of robots in the workforce and the loss of jobs because of it, and how Lambda School is helping to solve that problem.
28:53 – The current breach of trust and bad actors in tech that is causing a backlash towards the entire tech industry.
36:26 – Negative effects of regulating the tech industry, and the importance of openness in immigration for countries.
47:08 – Double standards in tech for women (especially with CES revoking an award from Lora DiCarlo, a women-founded sex tech company).
57:24 – The rise of fake Internet (click farms and fake accounts), and social acceptability in society.
1:06:22 – Anonymity on social networks, and ideas to improve/create better social network platforms.
1:17:20 – Conversations around the current state of politics, the lesson of Spiro Agnew, and experiences with “casual racism.”
about this episode
News Roundtable! Peter Rojas & Monique Woodard: CES (5G, bread robots, double standards & more!), tech backlashes & what lies beneath, the dilemmas of regulation, have we reached peak Apple?, political deja vu, online harassment & the rise of fake internet